I came across this Bianca Bosker interview from last fall with Padmasree Warrior, the CTO of Cisco, and thought she had an interesting take on being a woman in a technical field, working among mostly male colleagues. “I always tell women that the fact that you’re different and that you’re noticed, because there are few of us in the tech industry, is something you can leverage as an advantage,” she said. She also talks about some of the challenges women in tech face. Read the full piece here.
On a related note, as part of her response to Gigaom’s questions regarding her “Resolutions for 2012“, Ms. Warrior included a desire “to be more of an advocate for women in technology at all levels . . . to make sure we don’t lose the progress and momentum that women have made in technology.”